Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has developed India’s answer to Google Earth which is named as Bhuvan. It means “Earth” in Sanskrit language. Bhuvan is a project fully developed by Indians in ISRO where they have used the Indian satellites to get images.
How To Use Bhuvan
First of all you need to register yourself on Bhuvan registration page. To use Bhuvan, you need to install a plugin provided on that website only. That plug-in is of size around 11MB which will not take much time to install. Once the installation will be done, go to the Start – Programs and click on “Bhuvan”. It will open the Bhuvan webpage from where you can click on the “Enter” button available on the website.
Welcome to Bhuvan!
Why Bhuvan? Google Earth is already there.
This is a natural question which will arise in your mind but checkout some of the advantages which are there in Bhuvan and not available in Google Earth. Comparison detail mentioned below is an extract from timesofindia page,
|Zoom levels up to 200 meter||Zoom levels up to 10 meter|
|Single layer information||Multi-layer information|
|Images upgraded every 4 year||Images upgraded every year|
|No alternate viewing options||Options of viewing on different dates|
|Uses international satellites||Uses Indian satellites|